The official Reaper of Souls trailer for this year’s BlizzCon has been released. It’s action packed showing off new game mods, features and system with a bit of gameplay thrown in for good measure.
Guild chat interface has similarities with that from Diablo II, with the animated miniature character avatars at the bottom of the screen. (As seen on the right).
On the game modes interface, note the “Normal” difficulty mode and icon on the top right. Looks like the new system of 6 difficulty levels replacing Monster Power is a go. Details from datamining here.
Good look at Adventure Mode and Bounties, which we’ll surely get a detailed discussion of during one of the Blizzcon panels. Surprised at how many bounties were active on that map from just Act One! I thought they would be much scarcer than that. Also, note the substantial gold reward of 136,000 for the completed bounty. Hunting those down would certainly help offset some of the new gold sinks.
There’s a quick look at Nephalem Rifts, (formerly known as Loot Runs) and some Hammer Time boss to complete the area. (You must complete them to earn the big golden chest reward.) Nephalem Rifts are very random in terms of tile set and monsters, and even the bosses are highly randomized. You can see a HUGE datamined list of the potential random bosses in our Nephalem Trial wiki article.
Nice gameplay footage at the end, but didn’t look like anything new from Act V that we haven’t seen previously. Alas.